Australians defy polls
Scott Morrison at victory rally. Photo: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images
Australians were shell-shocked by elections yesterday that kept Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his center-right Liberal party in power.
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- Bill Shorten, who was favored to win, would have gone out of his way to publicly condemn Trump.
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- The slogan refers to asylum-seekers trying to come to Australia by sea.
- Morrison was the architect of the policy to turn back asylum-seekers and to detain them in camps on remote islands.